Motoko Saito graduated from the medical department of Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University (now known as Toyama University) in 1991. Motoko worked as a gastroenterological surgeon for more than twenty years before shifting to the specialty of preventive medicine and terminal care. Saito has practiced Yoga since 2006. Among her mentors are Shri O. P. Tiwari from Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute in Lonavla, India, and Paul Dallaghan from Samahita Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand. She has taught yoga to patients at hospitals as a supportive medicine and founded the yoga studio Chandra in Fukui in 2011.

This profile was last updated on March 9, 2020

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